• Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Hello everyone!

    I know I haven’t been very active recently, but I’d like to ask a favour even so… I hope this is OK to post here.

    In March I co-presented a talk on increasing visibility of dyspraxia in university systems for a conference on accessibility hosted by my university (the OU). One of the points I made was that at the moment the best…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    Hi everyone!

    Having finished the taught module of my MA last week (which ran from October 2019) I finally have time. (I should have had time anyway, it’s a part time module, but I’m really slow). And the best thing to do with time, I thought, and the most appropriate, was to subscribe to Britbox and watch BG who.

    And one thing that’s struck me…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @nerys the only thing that got me was the glimpse of a news item that I think said she had just been ‘elected party leader and Prime Minister’ which just feels odd. The Conservative party vote on their leadership (sometimes) but not at the same time as a general election, and no one is strictly ‘elected’ Prime Minister.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    @bluesqueakpip – yes, that confusion with Jack. The most likely time to me seemed to be when he was travelling with Nine. I kept thinking – why wouldn’t he have a room? Didn’t eleven and the bunkbeds at least establish the idea of bedrooms on the Tardis? I haven’t watched it for ages but I think Nine was when Jack was around for a while, at least…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    I forgot to say I, as ever, appreciate the fact that we do not see Ryan Master The Bicycle. Dyspraxic representation.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Revolution of the Daleks

    Hi everyone!

    OK, so.

    Yaz was great in this I thought. Rather what I always wanted of her through the last two series. And I like the fact that she was working on finding the Doctor, but didn’t in the end, though maybe she would have eventually. There is still this sense of all these adventures and growing that she’s done since meeting the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @winston – curry is the best breakfast!

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @dalekbuster523 a lot of people only really like Kebabs just about closing time. (Though I actually like them at all times and state of sobriety). At which time, traditional chippies, at least everywhere I’ve lived, have tended to be closed. I even have a friend whom every time he comes round and we have a drink, even if we stay at the house,…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 hi love, I’m fine, though it has been a little… interesting. Poor Mark got a second infection (he had one in the hospital) so for a while I found myself in a situation of trying to get a medical professional to look at, well, I’ll paraphrase as ‘Richard Photographs’.

    Turned out he was supposed to be on these tablets to widen the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Thank you again everyone, and thanks for a place to vent!

    But on a lighter note, in a week that saw the cancellation of my two favourite festivals, Edinbrough, and Sidmouth, I’ve been enjoying the surprise Llandudno Festival of Goats! OK so rather than spending money they’re eating our plants, but it’s great fun.

    For the most part.

    Just last…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nightingale yarp and if the many (I now think, maybe too many) post-apocalyptic shows I’ve watched have taught me anything, it’s that it doesn’t look fun.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip thank you, and yes, that makes sense. It is concerning when they reassure you that if it is that, it’s very very treatable, and then you hear, however, there might be no treatment for a long time, I think its the indefinite time period that makes it hard, not that there is anything they can do about it. My friend, who lives in…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    They’re cancelling cancer treatments for the time being. Doesn’t look good for Catheter removal and further investigations for my boyfriend in a couple of weeks. I wonder what the ‘prostate is a cancer people die with rather than of” looks like in the total absence of treatment? I mean, his father’s had it for years, and it was diagnosed late.…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Sympathies and virtual drink of their choice to anyone affected by the announcement last night in England (oh heck, drink for everyone!)

    However, a hearty ‘And stay out!’ to the people who flooded the Snowdonian mountain range and my own little town over the weekend as though it was a Bank Holiday. This is, I think, quite good news for those of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @jimthefish. I must say, when I was considering MA options I did at the time slightly regret that I was confined to online versions. Now it’s worked out rather wonderfully. On the other hand, as you say, the online aspect might be taken up more by universities. Which will make them more accessible to people for various reasons. A lot of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave I’ve seen a few memes regarding the delight of dogs, and frank discomfort of cats, at having their people at home all day!

    @Lisa – that’s the thing right now. There is a chance all this could lead to genuine change for the good. And a chance that it won’t. Many policies being implement right now, by Doctors surgeries, for…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi everyone, hope you’re keeping safe .@winston I have also be depressed by the repetition that the virus is ‘only’ a danger to certain groups. Being as I quite like my boyfriend, most of the time.

    And the poor man, not only is he on a catheter and awaiting a urology appointment, he’s psychologically recovering from a nasty infection when it was…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish absolutely up for a re-watch of Penny Dreadful.

     

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Craig Miss Hadiza has come across my profile and developed interest in me. She’s offered to share photos with me, but since she didn’t specify ‘photos of my pet dog’ which are the only random photos I desire, she might need ejecting.

  • @jimthefish I don’t get much choice re: streaming because my boyfriend has memory problems. Which means a: I have to wait when a show is being presented week by week (mutter mutter Better Call Saul, mutter) and b: I have to watch all the previous seasons with him just before because for some reason he prefers to do it that way rather than just…[Read more]

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